Archives For seasons

often foggy ‘round here

Ryan Eidson  —  January 23, 2017

a poem (haiku)

A warm morning. Fog.

Difficult to see, to drive

Sun melts the low clouds.

seasons change fast here

Ryan Eidson  —  January 18, 2017

a poem (haiku)

Snow, freezing rain, sleet

Then warm, rain, cold again. Why?

Missouri weather.

There’s an old saying that I hear at least once a year: “Make hay while the sun shines.”

Before farmers cut and rake hay (alfalfa, grass, red clover, etc.), they check the weather forecast to determine if they can get the hay “put up” before it rains. If you aren’t familiar with the process, it is best for hay to be cut, let the sun start drying it out, rake the hay (turn it over), let it dry a little more, then bale it and put it in storage before it gets rain on it.

Make Hay While the Sun Shines: John Deere tractor and round baler

Make Hay While the Sun Shines: Round bale of hay with tractor and baler | Photo by Ryan Eidson

Rain decreases the quality of the hay.

If it rains too much, the hay will spoil. You won’t have any to sell or to feed your livestock in the winter when the snow covers the ground.

Recognize the Season

Make hay while the sun shines applies to all of us. Continue Reading…